I am the Marketing and Business Development Manager for the King County GIS Center in Seattle, where I’ve worked since 1998. Previously I worked for nine years as GIS Mapping Supervisor for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland.
I have an MA in geography from Wayne State University. I am a GISP – Certified GIS Professional. I am a Past-President of URISA and founder and Past-Chair of URISA’s GIS Management Institute. In 2005 I founded The Summit – the Washington State GIS Newsletter.
I originated the URISA GIS Capability Maturity Model and participated in the development of the Geospatial Management Competency Model.
Most recently I have focused on the application of GIS for issues related to equity and social justice. I am co-author of the URISA-Certified ‘Introduction to GIS for Equity and Social Justice’ Workshop. I am an American Geographical Society 2019-2020 Ethical GEO Fellow. My fellowship project is to develop GIS for ESJ Best Practices, which will be published in the GIS & T Body of Knowledge.
In addition to GIS consulting, I am a GIS researcher, author, and instructor. I have spoken about GIS management across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. I also taught GIS for Public Policy as an instructor with the University of Washington Evans Graduate School of Public Administration. In my spare time, I like to hike steep, narrow and dangerous trails that lead high above the clouds to awesome views.